14 Ups & 2 Downs From AEW Dynamite (16 Oct)

1. More Angles, Please

AEW stage

Great wrestling television requires a strong blend of great matches, great promos, and great angles. This week's Dynamite delivered between the ropes but lagged in the other departments. Granted, this is only a slight discrepancy as there was plenty of storyline advancement on the show and we heard from Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley on the microphone, though the balance felt off after the first two episodes.

This was the first Dynamite to not feature a big, popping angle a la Jake Hager's debut or last week's closer, and there wasn't a promo the scope of Jericho's Inner Circle reveal either. Granted, AEW can't concoct such set pieces every single week and need to flip their formulae to prevent staleness, but there was little to break up the in-ring action last night, with the few segments and angles kept short and snappy.

Perhaps some time could have been trimmed elsewhere in the show, then allocated to someone like MJF on the microphone? Maybe next week.


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